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Apr 20, 2010 8:00pm EDT
regrettably we continue to be the toyota mechanic and i'm here to answer any questions you may have and i look forward to your questioning. >> well, thank you for your energy and your passion on this issue. i share your concern about what we can do to help and it's frustrating we can't move faster to provide the opportunities for all the people in this country. i also very much acknowledge the great results on recruitmentment that is a clear sign that the right climate has returned to the civil rights division. and we've heard and you've told us about the regular meetings between the career attorneys and the political appointments so that you have a seamless system taking the best advice from the career attorneys. we very much appreciate that and we applaud your effort in that regard. >> i also appreciate you started with fair lending because i think in these economic times fair lending is an area we really need to put a spotlight on i agree with senator sessions that we do not want to put a climate out there that causes institutions to do things that are irresponsible. that's not o
Apr 15, 2010 8:00pm EDT
know about what might have brought about the intense scrutiny of toyota that cost them at least zhrrs 16 million fine for their throttle and untold amount of publicity on their throttle and a number of other things. i have the american people come to me and ask me if that intense scrutiny of the regulators on toyota couldn't have something to do with the need of the federal government to see general motors and chrysler succeed perhaps more. i don't have any evidence that would suggest that, but the appearance of impropriety exists, mr. speaker. and the american people don't want to see 1/3 of their private sector activity nationalized and taken over by the federal government. but that's what's happened. 1/3 of the private sector activity swallowed up in those eight entities that i talked about. by the way, tail end, $787 billion in this thing called the economic stimulus plan, of which 6% of americans think actually worked. 94% believe that it didn't help and didn't do any good. now this is a pretty sick scenario. $787 billion in economic stimulus plan. eight huge national entit
Apr 9, 2010 6:30pm EDT
, discriminatory practices in the health insurance industry, and the recent toyota sudden unintended acceleration problems. but two years ago, i saw of the opportunity to finally enact health care with the election of a new president. i thank president barack obama and speaker pelosi for finally making health care and reality in this country. while legislative accomplishments have been a significant part of my career, perhaps the thing i am most proud of over 18 years is helping you, my friend, my neighbors, and my constituents. my staff and i have helped tens of thousands of constituents resolve problems and cut through the red tape, problems such as helping secure benefits through the band -- through the veterans or social security administration, or helping with a tax problem at the irs, or securing the middle of a service member who badly served our country. we help people obtain passports, secure local mail delivery service, and obtained funds to weatherize their homes to save money. these may seem like little things, but to me and my staff, there are some of the most important
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